Watery Wednesday #153: The Virgin River

The Virgin River in Zion National Park, Utah. June 18, 2011. (Photo by Betsy)

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The Virgin River carved the Lower Zion Canyon, which is the main feature of Zion National Park in southern Utah.  The cliffs and rock formations were created by the river over thousands of years.

Betsy took this picture of the Virgin River while walking across a bridge near the Visitor Center in Zion National Park.  The river, while beautiful, doesn’t look especially powerful in this view.  But I like the way Betsy captured Bridge Mountain in the background.

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14 Responses to “Watery Wednesday #153: The Virgin River”

  1. Sandra Says:

    I can almost hear the chuckling of the water… would love to dip my feet in it, our humidity here has me longing for a cool spot like this one

  2. The Incredible Woody Says:

    One day I am going back there to hike the Narrows:) On our visit, water hiking wasn’t exactly something you wanted to be doing. It was in the 30s with snow!

  3. Darla Says:

    Bridge Mountain makes a statement in this photo! Of course when I enlarged it it’s awesome…

  4. Tanya Says:

    i was thinking what a tough time i’d have canoeing through this, i seem to get stuck on every rock lol

  5. happyone Says:

    Nice photo!! A little bit of everything in there. Sky, mountains, water, trees, and color.

  6. dayphoto Says:

    You should make a calendar of your photos you are a very good photographer!


  7. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Terrific capture! Kudos to Betsy! And what a beautiful river! As I’ve said before, I am so enjoying your travels! Have a great day, George!


  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Well, I’m always asking why things are named the way they are, but perhaps it’s best not to know with this one!

  9. Rose Says:

    That sure looks like an interesting place to be!

  10. Tricia Says:

    I like the way she captured it, too, & I was thinking how swift the water was flowing when I 1st saw the pic – most of the time, the river is way down, isn’t it? =)

  11. Neal Says:

    Very nice George but of course you knew I would like that!!

  12. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    This is a wonderful composition.Love the picture.

  13. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    That is a great capture…I will guess the river is stronger than it looks as well.

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